The Carol and Gene Ludwig Center for Research on Neurodegeneration

The Carol and Gene Ludwig Center for Research on Neurodegeneration, will support research on the underlying biological and genetic mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in an attempt to discover innovative and more effective, targeted treatments for these diseases.  

A cornerstone of the center will be pilot awards designed to advance and accelerate innovative new research projects, with seed funding for especially promising areas of investigation.

About the Columbia University Department of Neurology

For more than a century, the Department of Neurology at Columbia has been a pillar of academic and clinical excellence, committed to developing the finest scholars and physicians in the field of neurology. Faculty in the department’s 12 divisions, under the leadership of  Neurology Chair Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc, treat every variety of neurological illness, and a robust research enterprise continues to pioneer discovery and treatment.

About the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and its partner health science schools across Columbia’s medical campus make up the largest biomedical research enterprise in New York City, and the Department of Neurology consistently ranks in the top three in NIH funding nationally.